Date of Birth : Feb 3rd 1971
Donovan was born Lisa Adaline Donovan in Poughkeepsie, New York, the daughter of Charlotte and Jack Donovan, who was a business executive. She later changed her first name to “Elisa” when she had to join the stage union, Actor’s Equity, because there was already an actress in that union named Lisa Donovan. She grew up on Long Island where she was an accomplished gymnast, dancer and equestrian. She began studying acting at the age of 12. She attended Eugene Lang College The New School For Liberal Arts in New York City, where she studied writing and literature, acting and dramatic literature. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and got her first sitcom role on Blossom.